A loan of $650 helped a member to buy eight bags of gari, four bales of cotton, and twenty gallons of palm-oil to add to her stock.


Thanks To God Group's story

Fatmata K. (pictured second from left) is the leader of this group of entrepreneurs. Fatmata was born in a village called Okro Hill, forty-three years ago. She is a widow with five children to look after.

This is the first loan that Fatmata and her group members have applied for from SMT/Kiva lenders. With the help of this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales and consequently improve on their living conditions.

For over twenty years now, Fatmata has been selling cloth, palm-oil (the most popular cooking oil), and gari (a fast food made from cassava roots). Fatmata will use her share of the loan (SLL 500,000) to expand her business; she will buy eight bags of gari, four bales of cotton, and twenty gallons of palm-oil to add to her stock.

Included in the photo is loan officer Edna B. Conteh on the left handing over the loan and branch manager, Abdul Karim mistakenly pictured at the back right.

In this group: Fatmata, Abdulai A., Sallay, Mariama , Mary



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details